Product information "Karnickel"

Angora fiber is delicate, light and warm at the same time – wonderful for a beautiful handknit shawl! The yarn I used is from Seidenhase in Germany: Claire keeps her beloved Angora rabbits in spacious stables and carefully shears them several times a year  – much like sheep. On her website seidenhase.de Claire has put up pictures of the lovely bunnies before and after the shearing. So cute! For this shawl, I have combined an undyed light gray with a slightly variegated hand-dyed pink from Claire’s dyeing studio. Only 100 g of yarn make a shawl of generous dimensions that is an easy but interesting knit. “Karnickel” is the northern German colloquial pet name for rabbits, just like “Bunny”. 


Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 22
Knitting experience: relaxed
Needle Size: 3,25 mm / US 3, 3,5 mm / US 4
Project type: Shawl
Yarn Weight: Fingering

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Amano Ayni
Color Amano: 5000 Salzweiß
Ayni by Amano is made from 80% Baby Alpaca and 20% Silk, yardage is about 200 meters / 218 yards / 50 g, so it's perfect for light but warm shawls like Rockin' Rows or Snowflake Party. Extra warm, extra soft and extra good for our planet – that’s the way we love a beautiful yarn, and the amazing alpaca yarns by Amano are just that! The fiber comes from cooperatives in Peru which employ the latest methods to ensure an animal-friendly environment and minimal impact on the surroundings. The high plains of the Andes are home to three and a half million alpacas. They have been living in this area for more than 5000 years and learned to thrive despite the rough climate and scarce food supply, earning their wool a reputation to be the most sustainable animal fiber there is. Alpaca fiber is significantly warmer than wool from sheep, it is very soft and has an attractive lustre – a dream for any knitter. It is processed by a spinning mill in the south of Peru to become one of the luxurious knitting yarns by Amano: blended with silk, merino or cashmere or pure as Baby or Imperial Alpaca in gorgeous, vibrant colors inspired by the textile traditions of South America.

Content: 0.05 kilogram (€318.00* / 1 kilogram)

BC Garn Babyalpaca
Color BC Yarn: 41 Pink
Want something really, really cozy? Then it has to be alpaca! It's warmer and finer than your usual merino, and Alpacas tend to be very environmentally friendlier than sheep. This yarn uses very fine alpaca fiber (just 22 to 24 microns) and is a heavy laceweight that is just perfect for cozy, amazing shawls.For "The Hitchhiker Collection" we knit Martina's pattern "Jasminde" out of two skeins of this yarn, colorway "56 Türkis". Perfect for beginning lace knitters.

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Circular Knitting Needle Addi Lace
Needle Size: 3,5 mm / US 4
Addi Circulars with 80 cm (32 in) length and extra sharp tips are ideally suited for most of Martina Behm's designs. These needles are great quality "Made in Germany", and they make even the most complicated lace pattern a pleasure to knit. The needle sizes are printed on the cable (metric and US). Addi lace needle tips are made from shiny brass and nickel-free.

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So sweet and cool – an also useful! Our little snowman needle gauge was made out of beautiful recycled cherry wood by Succaplokki in Finland – exclusively as a limited edition just for us! This cool guy will help you tell your needle sizes apart (in mms) and will add a wintery mood to your knitting tool box. Only as long as supplies last! Material: recycled cherry wood Size: ca 7 x 4 cm Needle sizes (in mms):  2 • 2,25 • 2,5 • 2,75 • 3 • 3,25 • 3,5  

Needle Gauge Butterfly
This beautiful butterfly will look so pretty in your knitting accessory bag! And it's a complete and useful needle gauge that will tell you your needle sizes in Millimeters. Made in Finland by Succaplokki.Material: Recycled AcrylicColor: MintSize: ca 8.5 x 6 cm Needle sizes (in mms):   2 • 2,25 • 2,5 • 2,75 • 3 • 3,25 • 3,5 • 3,75 • 4,5 • 5 • 5,5 • 6 • 6,5 • 7 • 8  

Needle Gauge Big Owl
The big owl watches over your needle sizes! It does not only look cute in your accessory bag, but will also help you determine your needle sizes in Millimeters. Made by Succaplokki in Finland.Material: recycled acrylicColor: natural brownSize: ca 6,5 x 8,5 cm Needle sizes (in mms):   2 • 2,25 • 2,5 • 2,75 • 3 • 3,25 • 3,5 • 3,75 • 4,5 • 5 • 5,5 • 6 • 6,5 • 7 • 8 • 10  

Needle Gauge Olga
Olga is a friendly doll that loves knitting needles! A cute smile in your knitting accessory bag that will tell you the size of your needle from 2 to 8 mms. Made by Succaplokki in FinlandMaterial: recycled acrylicColor: greenSize: ca 6 x 8 cm Needle sizes (in mms):   2 • 2,25 • 2,5 • 2,75 • 3 • 3,25 • 3,5 • 3,75 • 4,5 • 5 • 5,5 • 6 • 6,5 • 7 • 8  

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Color: Pink
Our Strickmich! Project Bag is made of organic cotton in southern Germany by Manomama – a company that offers jobs to people who have difficulties finding work elsewhere, making cool organic fashion and accessories – check out their website!  Measurements: Width 24 cm (9.5 inches) Length 26 cm (10.4 inches) Diameter of round bottom: 15 cm (6 inches) Material: 100% Organic Cotton Machine wash 30 degree


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